Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Quote of the Day

Dan Radakovich on collegiate athletes not majoring in the field they would REALLY like to pursue:

Georgia Tech athletics director Dan Radakovich suggested many athletes don’t get the major they want because they choose to attend a university that doesn’t offer it.

“They wanted to go to that school. They wanted to play for that coach. They wanted to play in that league,” Radakovich said. “They said, ‘OK, I want to go to Georgia Tech. I wanted to be an education major, but I can’t do that, and I really like Georgia Tech, so I’ll be a management major.’ “

It's really simple. They HAVE chosen the field to major in - sports. If they chose to major in management at Tech because they don't offer education - well, then you're putting your athletic priorities ahead of your academic ones. Seems simple to me. Now, there are certain majors that allow you to do a bunch of different things - like business, for example. But hey, who really knew what they wanted to "do" when they were 17? Certainly not me. Heck, I haven't figured it out yet, and I sufficiently north of 17 at the moment........